at home with francois et moi.

stlyish home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

this is the very lovely, and recently renovated home of blogger Erin of francios et moi and her husband, Ken Francois in the North Loop of Minneapolis. they purchased their charming 1934 Tudor-style home last July and spent late Summer and Fall last year renovating much of the house. erin’s background is interior design (but she’s currently a freelance writer and DIY blogger) and Ken manages commercial construction projects, so naturally the creative couple were looking for a project to sink their design teeth into with their very first home.

modern living room of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

The wonderful thing about erin & ken’s house (other than those fantastic curved archways) is that it’s actually a duplex — they live on the 1600 square foot main floor, and are able rent out the apartment upstairs. they wisely chose to purchase a duplex, knowing it would be a great investment in both the short and long term. the couple’s goals for the home were to update the look and feel through bright, crisp finishes (note those beautiful brass kitchen knobs and pulls) and bring the 90-year-old Tudor into the 21st century with smarter, more efficient technology, all the while respecting the time period of the home. they’ve created such a great makeover with beautifully updated fixtures and paint — i’m quite smitten with that bright white kitchen smartly finished with navy trim. you can view some very inspiring before and after photos over on francois et moi. erin loves visually clean, modern spaces that are softened and made approachable by handmade, imperfect pieces, adding soul and a relaxed sensibility, affecting how they interact and feel in their space. i think they’ve done a smashing job of achieving just that!

at home with blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

dining space in modern minneapolis home / sfgirlbybay

modern light fixture in home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

expertly styled home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

accessories and homewares at home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

home tour with blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

kitchen designed by blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

lovely kitchen decor by blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

kitchen details in home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

chic kitchen details in home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

kitchen design via blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

bedroom decor inspiration via blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

bedroom inspiration via home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

bedroom design via blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

bathroom and hallway design inspiration / sfgirlbybay

bathroom decor inspiration via blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

studio design inspiration via home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

studio in home of blogger Erin of francios et moi / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by erin francios.



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10 Responses to “at home with francois et moi.”
  1. Hannah says:

    I love how the home is bright and airy, without feeling cold or losing its “homey” touch! XX

    Hannah
    http://hannahhappily.blogspot.com/

  2. Courtney says:

    Wow this home is absolutely beautiful. I am stealing a couple decor ideas for my current renovation/update to my house. Thank you for always capturing the most stunning photos and giving us a sneak peak inside such eclectic homes with incredibly unique styles!

  3. Jen Pollard says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite is the bathroom. The warm brown wood doors, super crisp white palette and adorable tile. Perfection!

  4. Lauren says:

    I love the mirror in the hallway, does anyone know where it’s from?

  5. Jill says:

    Erin!! Your home looks so fabulous and so YOU!!! That kitchen is to die for and so worth your effort :)

  6. Love all the gold touches through out the house

  7. Camille says:

    Erin’s home is beautiful! So much light it must bring joy just to live there. I love that pop of pink, the rugs, and the kitchen hardware.

  8. lauren says:

    Love this cool and breezy look! Can you tell me where the kitchen drawer pulls are from? Also, what color hinges did you use?

    Lauren

  9. Michelle says:

    Does anyone know what kinds of rugs these are?
    Need key words to search for one.
    Thanks!

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